Maple seeds as chicken treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rainbowgardens, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    In a few weeks the maple trees will be dropping their seeds in abundance. I sweep up buckets of these from my driveway. I didn't have my chickens in the spring , so I was wondering if they eat these. Is it safe for them?
    If it is, I could save them in buckets for a free winter time treat to supplement their feed.
    Let me know what you think.
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine eat them all the time. They just love them. I have not seen any ill side effects from them at all.
  3. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Lebanon, Ohio
    Sounds like a great idea. Our patio is absolutely lousy with maple seeds in the spring and it would be wonderful to put them to good use.
  4. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is great. My neighbors will be thrilled! Way way too many prolific and invasive Norway maples in our neighborhood.

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